Meditations on the Internet of Things

What is the current discourse around the Internet of Things (IoT)? What are the topics and concerns being discussed by engineers, designers, entrepreneurs, politicians, and others? If we look at the media from a journalists perspective it would seem the discourse covers privacy, security, and authenticity. If we look at conferences such as O’Reilly’s SolidCon in San Francisco, from a technologist’s perspective it would seem the discourse covers openness, appropriateness, and perhaps biohacking. IoT seems to be inevitable and if Cisco’s prediction of 50 billion connected devices by 2020 (thats just 5 years!) becomes…

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In any given society with each technological shift (e.g. agrarian to industrial) the resultant effect is a mix of progress and problems. For example, the most recent shift to the information age has not enabled only new ways for people to generate and share information with each other across disparate locations but it has also introduced problems that have entered our everyday discussion such as the phenomenon of FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out). FOMO is an anxiety that an individual feel triggered by an exciting or interesting event that may be currently happening elsewhere, often aroused by posts seen on…

Rag Kandala

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